This is good news but the proposed fixed fee regime will only work if the NHS change how it approaches litigation. Their apparent policy of denying liability on most cases and then defending them needlessly, thus running up costs, compounded by their deliberate delaying tactics have to stop.
Lawyers claimed victory yesterday as ministers revealed that plans to introduce fixed costs in clinical negligence claims will implemented in cases valued up to £25,000 rather than £250,000. Specialists had feared that the government would set the higher fee, which they argued would severely limit the legal advice available to those claiming serious negligence by doctors. But their j